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Old 19 February 2009, 05:23   #1
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Found this website and have been watching the Odyssey Explorer scan the waters off the SW coast of Guernsey.
Did a bit of research and these boys are making a packet!!

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Watched it the other night. I think its good that them lads are pulling stuff up rather than divers nicking it.
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Did a bit of research and these boys are making a packet!!

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As I understood it from the Jersey Evening Post the company had been making a big loss over recent months/years.
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Watched it the other night. I think its good that them lads are pulling stuff up rather than divers nicking it.
professional salvors smashing things up to get the the salvageable parts and selling to make money is better than divers raising bit in what way exactly?
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In that the salvers are doing it legally and a small minority off divers might be tempted a take things off a wreck which is a war grave.

Having watched the program with the Ocean Odessey on they're far from smashing it up.
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You obviously haven't looked into salvors and behaviour towards war graves. Salvage companies over the years have broken up loads of war graves quite legally from HMS Edinburgh to HMS Queen Mary and many in between. Even in the recent past HMS Hampshire has had a prop removed by commercial salvors even though it is a war grave and close inshore
The overriding factor has always been money.
Not all commercial salvors are tarred with the same brush but then again neither are all divers as implied.
I was invited some years ago to observe a commercial operation that was going to involve cutting through three decks of a U boat victim to reach the gold room. The ship was one of the first victims of unrestricted warfare in the 14-18 war. I don't remember any of the salvors caring about the grave aspect of the operation, it was about money!
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